Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi told Al Mustaqbal newspaper that he has contacted prosecutor Judge Said Mirza and asked him to handle the case of the 3 Hezbollah spies as revealed by Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during his Friday speech .
He said this file will be dealt with between Mirza and the concerned security as required by the judicial procedures who will submit a report to the minister of justice in a timely manner and in accordance with the requirements of national interest.
He said in response to a question, “my duties obligate me to handle this file in a judicial manner. I will let the judges investigate this matter and will await the results.
The question according to local analysts is : “Will Hezbollah cooperate with the Lebanese judiciary if the Hezbollah spies are summoned for interrogation?
One analyst told Ya Libnan: ” Hezbollah has not cooperated in the past with Judge Mirza. When Mirza summoned former security General Jamil Sayyed last September for threatening State security and Prime Minister Saad Hariri , Hezbollah raised hell and broke all possible laws ”
Nasrallah revealed during a televised speech via video link last Friday that three Hezbollah members spied for the CIA adding if if the number was higher we would have also announced it.
He said the U.S. embassy in Awkar is a center for spying and recruiting Israeli agents, a charge the US denied and called Nasrallah’s allegation “empty words”
According to observers who closely monitor Hezbollah, the actual number of spies exceeds 10 and many of them were spying for the Israeli spy agency ” Mossad”.
One observer told Ya Libnan: Hezbollah chief will reveal his own version of the story about the rest of the spies once the indictment for the Special tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is made public. His aim is to show that these spies were behind the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri because they worked for Israel. Nasralllah has always accused Israel of being behind Hariri’s murder